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Humous and Tzatziki

HUMOUS

Ingredients

  • 2 tins chickpeas drained, rinsed and peeled
  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ice blocks

Method

  1. Slowly spoon chickpeas into a blender until finely pureed.
  2. Add tahini, garlic and lemon juice.
  3. Add a drizzle of olive oil to thin the paste slightly.
  4. While the blender is still running, add a few blocks of ice.
  5. This will pulverise the mixture and add a wonderful creaminess.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and blend one last time.

 

TZATZIKI

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, grated
  • 1 cup thick, Greek yoghurt
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Sprinkle salt over the grated cucumber in a colander.
  2. Set aside for 30 minutes so the salt draws the excess moisture out of the cucumber.
  3. Rinse thoroughly under running water.
  4. Place a clean, dry dishcloth over a bowl and transfer the cucumber onto the cloth.
  5. Using the cloth, wring out as much moisture as possible from the cucumber.
  6. Combine the cucumber, yoghurt, crushed garlic, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.